Friday, 24 November, 2017

Drake Brings 'Top Boy' TV Show to Netflix

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Melissa Porter | 09 November, 2017, 03:43

Netflix is continuing its tradition of extending popular Channel 4 TV shows after confirming that London street drama Top Boy is being revived.

If you haven't seen the show, it's easy to compare it to a British version of The Wire because it deals with the lives of drug dealers, many of them young, and the consequences of living this lifestyle and the inherent dangers it brings.

Netflix has just confirmed the reboot - for it there'll be ten new episodes, and it will again star Ashley Walters and Kano, with original writer Ronan Bennett on board together with director Yann Demange.

The rapper/actor is adding TV producer to his credits: He's teaming with Netflix to bring back Top Boy, the British crime drama that aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom for two seasons before ending in 2013.

Drake revealed he plans to take six to a year to work on acting in "great films", the rapper told The Hollywood Reporter.

Top Boy's new season will consist of 10 episodes. Drake will serve as an executive producer for LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment banner.

The original series aired two seasons overseas on broadcast before ending in 2013; both are now globally available on Netflix.

According to Hollywood Reporter, the third season will pick up from where it left up, with Dushane returning to London to reclaim his throne.

"We couldn't be more excited for Netflix members around the world and a new generation of fans to discover the authentic, raw and real world of Top Boy", added Cindy Holland, vice president, Original Content for Netflix.

Now a third season will premiere as an Netflix original series, thanks to Drake and National Basketball Association star LeBron James, who's producing it via his Spring Hill Entertainment production company.